Definition: A craftsman with extensive skill and experience who prepares surfaces and paints residential homes and other facilities. Performs assigned tasks safely, competently, and efficiently in a timely fashion. Properly cares for equipment and supplies. Attention to detail and quality, utmost important.
Education: Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Experience: Minimum of five years experience in all phases of residential painting. Supervisory experience preferred.
o Extensive knowledge of residential painting in the following areas:
o Visual Color Discrimination - The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness
o Specification Interpretation - Read job orders and evaluate materials to determine work procedure and coating materials required to achieve desired results
o Application of coatings - Such as paint, lacquer, enamel, glaze and other finishes using pens, brushes, and spray gun
o Select and mix ingredients - Prepare coating substances according to specifications using paddles or mechanical mixers
o Clean and prepare surfaces - Clean surfaces in preparation for coating, using cleaning fluids, solvents, scrapers, sandpapers or cloth. Conceal blemishes such as nicks and dents using fillers, putty or caulk
Interpersonal and Communications Skills:
o Ability to clearly explain steps, provide clear directions, and answer questions about painting processes to employees and subcontractors
o Adept at establishing relationships with all parties involved in the construction process that facilitate harmonious working relationships during project, and permit prompt resolution of problems and conflicts as they occur.
o Ability to organize progress of multiple painters and helpers
o Ability to quickly identify potential schedule conflicts and implement needed resolution
o Requires that alternative solutions be quickly generated to resolve application issues, project delays, and design modifications
o 99% of time is spent working at job sites
o Driving to job site is required
o Valid driver license is required
o Finger dexterity/arm hand steadiness
o The ability to make precise coordinated movements of the fingers, hands and arms to grasp and manipulate brushes and tools to achieve desired visual coating effects at a high level of cosmetic acceptance
o Requires ability to climb ladders for heights of up to 40 feet, and crawl for distances of 20 feet
o Ability to lift and manipulate objects of up to 80 lbs for 50 feet is required
o Normal hazards associated with construction environment
o Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials
o Must have a careful and safety conscious approach to work
o Constant attention to job duties, tools and materials being utilized
Hazards: Normal hazards associated with a construction environment
Personal Tools Required:
4 & 8 ft ladders, Paint brushes, Paint Rollers, Multi-Master, Brad Nail Gun, Cordless Drill, Drill Set, Extension Cords, Screwdriver Set, Pry Bars, Measuring Tape, Air Hose, Paint Spray Gun, Compressor, Safety Equipment